[ blend ]
/ blɛnd /

verb (used with object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.

verb (used without object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.


Nearby words

  1. bleeping,
  2. blellum,
  3. blemish,
  4. blemished,
  5. blench,
  6. blende,
  7. blended family,
  8. blended learning,
  9. blended whiskey,
  10. blender

Origin of blend

1250–1300; Middle English blenden, Old English blendan to mix, for blandan; cognate with Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan to mix

1. compound. See mix. 1, 5. mingle, commingle, combine, amalgamate, unite. 5. coalesce. 8, 9. combination, amalgamation.

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blend

British Dictionary definitions for blend


/ (blɛnd) /


to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly
(tr) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc
(intr) to look good together; harmonize
(intr) (esp of colours) to shade imperceptibly into each other


Word Origin for blend

Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for blend
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper